Victims of the fire incident in Dugbe, in Oyo State, have called on Governor Seyi Makinde to intervene by granting them renovation approval.
They appealed to the governor to prevail on the relevant agencies to approve the renovation permit, to allow them to repair the building and save it from collapse.
They explained that no court granted an injunction to stop the renovation of the dilapidated building.
The appeal was made in a letter dated April 8, 2021, by S.O. Sanni & CO, on behalf of the victims, which includes the owner of Pelly Foam Industries Ltd, Dapo Davies, and the traders within the property on 1, Lebanon Street, Dugbe, Ibadan, which was gutted by fire in April last year.
The letter was received on April 16 by the Governor’s Office and made available to reporters yesterday in Ibadan.
However, the traders said despite that the documents requested by relevant agencies for the renovation permit have been submitted, to their surprise, a year after, the approval is yet to be granted.
They said they learned that Governor Makinde was misinformed that there were pending cases in court, which is farther from the truth.